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Policy Priorities

Expand the city’s supply of safe and affordable housing

Every Salt Lake City resident deserves a safe, affordable home Where we live affects educational opportunities for our children, health outcomes for families, and whether or not we have easy access to the most basic needs, such as food and transportation. Homeowners and renters living on fixed incomes or earning low wages are being squeezed […]

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Improve air quality for Salt Lake City families

Air quality is the single-biggest threat to livability in our city At her core, Erin Mendenhall is a clean-air advocate. Erin was compelled to get to work cleaning up our air when her first child was born during an inversion and she learned that the cumulative impact of a lifetime of exposure to Salt Lake […]

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Protect residents from Inland Port harm as much as possible

Erin will work for the best possible outcome for city residents The state’s Inland Port is not only a threat to public health in Salt Lake City, but to the city’s long-term legal rights and protections. When state leaders snuck through legislation to steal the city’s tax revenue and land-use authority to plow the way […]

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Expand access to educational opportunities

Erin is deeply and personally invested in the success of our public schools Although City Hall does not have direct authority over schools and education in our city, mayors have a responsibility to work to improve access to educational opportunities for our families and outcomes for our students. Mayors are also responsible for ensuring that […]

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Address the city’s growing homelessness crisis

Salt Lakers experiencing homelessness are still our neighbors and deserve our compassion and support The number of people experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City is on the rise for the first time in years, but finding solutions to address homelessness isn’t a conversation that Salt Lake City can have alone: we must partner with the […]

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Fix the city’s broken roads and crumbling infrastructure

Driving on Salt Lake City’s roads should not feel like navigating an obstacle course. For too long, the city has failed to keep up with our broken roads and crumbling infrastructure. On the City Council, Erin doubled the number of workers fixing our city’s roads. They’re out on our roads now and next year we’ll […]

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Expand the city’s urban forest

Erin Mendenhall will plant 1,000 trees a year on the city’s West Side to clean our air It is well documented that Salt Lake City’s air quality problem disproportionately affects West Side communities, and given the high likelihood of additional pollution originating in the Northwest Quadrant if the state’s Inland Port is built, the city […]

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Create a sustainable tech ecosystem

We need to start attracting the innovating jobs of the future As our city grows, we must do more to shape an economy that is diverse, resilient, and more broadly distributes good jobs, opportunity, and security. The tech sector is the fastest-growing and highest-paying industry in the state, accounting for one in seven jobs in […]

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Work with young people to reduce the threat of gun violence

We all live in fear that the gun violence epidemic that has plagued too many schools around the country will come to Salt Lake City’s public schools. But not all gun violence involves mass shootings. Suicide is the leading cause of death for teenagers in Utah and domestic violence affects thousands of Utahns. These issues […]

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